Election voting machine changes votes from Barack Obama to Mitt Romney, Reddit user says (Video)

By on Nov 7, 2012 in International, Politics, United States Comments

A 2012 election voting machine reportedly changes votes from Barack Obama to Mitt Romney repeatedly on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, Election Day, as shown in the video below, which is now going viral in social site Reddit. The voter can be seen trying to vote for Obama, but the machine automatically selects Romney.

2012 voting machine changing votes

Voting machine that allegedly changes election
votes from Barack Obama to Mitt Romney

Image Credit: Centralpavote/YouTube

“My wife and I went to the voting booths this morning before work. There were 4 older ladies running the show and 3 voting booths that are similar to a science fair project in how they fold up.” Reddit user Centralpavote wrote at Reddit, as well as in the video description at YouTube.

“I initially selected Obama but Romney was highlighted. I assumed it was being picky so I deselected Romney and tried Obama again, this time more carefully, and still got Romney. Being a software developer, I immediately went into troubleshoot mode.” The Reddit user added, but did not mention his location.

“I first thought the calibration was off and tried selecting Jill Stein to actually highlight Obama. Nope. Jill Stein was selected just fine. Next I deselected her and started at the top of Romney‘s name and started tapping very closely together to find the ‘active areas’.” Centralpavote further explained.

“I asked the voters on either side of me if they had any problems and they reported they did not. I then called over a volunteer to have a look at it. She him hawed for a bit then calmly said “It’s nothing to worry about, everything will be OK.” and went back to what she was doing. I then recorded this video.” He continued.

“I’m not a video guy, but if it’s possible to prove whether a video has been altered or not, I will gladly provide the raw footage to anyone who is willing to do so. The jumping frames are a result of the shitty camera app on my Android phone, nothing more.” Centralpavote said on the last part.

As of this writing, Centralpavote mentioned in his Reddit post that he has been contacted by a lot of news agencies, including NBC Universal and BBC News. His post has now over 3,000 comments, most of them urging him to show the video to the media, regardless of which candidate is affected.

Voting machine allegedly changes election votes from Barack Obama to Mitt Romney
Video Credit: Centralpavote/YouTube

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